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  1. Open information law will be overhauled, judge says

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a deep-rooted tradition of government secrecy and lack of resources to meet information request demands. Li said a large number of the 'several hundred' responses to a public consultation ... approach' to the use of the 'stability' get-out clause, and it must not be used as an 'excuse'. China Youth Daily reported that 'insufficient public transparency' about ...

  2. The black-collar class ruling the law

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daily Online last year that the Western-style separation of powers was not suitable for China. 4m The number of people reportedly investigated over the 1989 protests that ended in the June ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The revelation that the leadership of the Communist Party decided to restore the power of its Politics and Legal Affairs Commission 22 years ago, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gu's case reveals corruption of power

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... When the investigation into Heywood's death was first announced on April 10 by Xinhua, the official report said, "China is a socialist country run by the rule of law. The dignity and power of law shall not be trampled on." After reading the report of the court proceedings, people realised that the use of the word "trampled" was pretty accurate. Just think, ...

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    China's top judge Zhou Qiang urges increased role for defence lawyers

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 09:18pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China’s top judge Zhou Qiang’s called for lawyers and scholars to work together to reform the legal system, bringing new hope for an end to confrontations ... with legal academics and lawyers last Friday. Tensions between judges and defence lawyers in China have escalated since last August when the central government introduced a new criminal procedure law ...

  5. Absolute power

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jerome A. Cohen Multitalented artist Ai Weiwei was one of the Chinese government's greatest assets in its quest for 'soft power'. His imaginative, diverse artworks and his ... as phenomenal economic development and military prowess. The Communist Party has resurrected the formerly reviled Confucius as an icon of its soft power but, for many, the bearded, sage-like Ai Weiwei, ...

  6. Checks on competition tribunal's power sought

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The need for adequate checks and balances, expertise and a mechanism for dealing with exemptions are among the business community's main concerns about the proposed competition law. The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, which has long op ...

  7. Bribery, corruption, abuse of power, money laundering...

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... laundering and abuse of power. October 1 Thousands join Macau's National Day protest against government corruption, illegal labour and enactment of a deeply unpopular traffic law. November ...

  8. Give us more power, demand deputies

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Beijing deputies yesterday called for the National People's Congress to be given more power, saying its constitutional rights to make major decisions and supervise government ... China so much. But there is no law detailing what are the important issues in which we have a say, so we can not realise the rights endowed by the constitution.' Under the constitution, ...

  9. Thugs attack company boss

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Resources Group's chairwoman is Geng Ying, the daughter of former vice-premier and defence minister Geng Biao , who was one of the mainland's most powerful politicians. Police believe Feng ... director of Hong Kong-listed China Infrastructure Investment in 2008 and 2009. In January 2010, Hung Chen, a former executive director and chairman of Sino Resources Group, issued six statutory ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China doesn't need more show trials

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... herself as a dog of Mao Zedong. More than 30 years later, another political wife stood accused in a Chinese court of law, one believed to have been similarly corrupted by the power wielded by her ... testimony makes clear, one key fact stood out in the description of his downfall from powerful vice-mayor and top crime-buster to beleaguered asylum seeker and prisoner: after he reported to Bo ...




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